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Ikeda (池田市, Ikeda-shi) is a city in Osaka Prefecture, Japan.

Ikeda

池田市
Ikeda City Hall
Ikeda City Hall
Flag of Ikeda
Flag
Official seal of Ikeda
Emblem
Location of Ikeda in Osaka Prefecture
Location of Ikeda in Osaka Prefecture
Ikeda is located in Japan
Ikeda
Ikeda
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°49′N 135°26′E / 34.817°N 135.433°E / 34.817; 135.433Coordinates: 34°49′N 135°26′E / 34.817°N 135.433°E / 34.817; 135.433
CountryJapan
RegionKansai
PrefectureOsaka Prefecture
Government
 • MayorKaoru Kurata
Area
 • Total22.09 km2 (8.53 sq mi)
Population
 (February 28, 2017)
 • Total103,028
 • Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Symbols
 • TreeCamphor laurel
 • FlowerSatsuki azalea
 • BirdOriental turtle dove
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address1-1-1, Jōnan, Ikeda-shi, Ōsaka-fu
563-8666
Websitewww.city.ikeda.osaka.jp

As of February 2017, the city had an estimated population of 103,028 and a population density of 4,700 persons per km2.[1] The total area is 22.09 km2.

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HistoryEdit

In the Edo period, Ikeda had a castle occupied by a daimyō, the seat of a 50,000-koku domain. It was famous for Ikeda-zumi (Ikeda charcoal) traded by Ikeda merchants. In cha no yu Ikeda-zumi is loved because of its high quality even today.

The city was founded formally on April 29, 1939. It was developed as an urban town by a local railway company, Hankyu Dentetsu. Its founder Kobayashi Ichizo (Itsuo) lived there.

On June 8, 2001, the Osaka school massacre occurred in this city. A man entered an elementary school and fatally stabbed eight children in the school. Many pupils have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder. To avoid flashback memories of the massacre and to improve school security, the buildings were remodeled and subsequently occupied in April 2004. On September 14, 2004, Mamoru Takuma was executed for the murders.

AttractionsEdit

Ikeda boasts several cultural attractions: the Itsuō Art Museum holds the Itsuo Collection which is mainly Japanese art for cha-no-yu; Ikeda Bunko holds collections on Takarazuka and other materials related to Hankyu Dentetsu. There is a municipal zoo named Satsukiyama Zoo. It is home to the Momofuku Ando Instant Ramen Museum.

TransportationEdit

AirportsEdit

RailwaysEdit

RoadsEdit

Major company headquartersEdit

 
JAL Express headquarters in Ikeda

JAL Express has its headquarters on the grounds of Osaka International Airport and in Ikeda.[3][4][5]

Sister citiesEdit

Notable people from IkedaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Official website of Ikeda city" (in Japanese). Japan: Ikeda City. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Corporate Info Archived 2010-01-27 at the Wayback Machine." Daihatsu. Retrieved on February 5, 2010.
  3. ^ "Japan Airlines." oneworld. Retrieved on February 5, 2010. "Operational headquarters is located at Itami Airport, Osaka and the carrier has 400 employees."
  4. ^ "会社概要." JAL Express. Retrieved on February 5, 2010.
  5. ^ "株式会社ジャル エクスプレス 大阪本社." Mapple. Retrieved on February 5, 2010.

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